Monday, October 15, 2012

Former Officials Warn of Marijuana Showdown

Posted By on Mon, Oct 15, 2012 at 5:22 PM

Surprise, surprise. It seems some former Drug Warriors are on the warpath concerning the prospective legalization of marijuana in Colorado, Washington and Oregon.

Former administrators from various Washington drug enforcement agencies (including the nefarious National Institute on Drug Abuse, which keeps cock-blocking clinical trials) gathered on a conference call to try to pressure Attorney General Eric Holder to announce drug law enforcement plans on the three states, according to HuffingtonPost.com.

The call was largely a case of preachers addressing the choir, Mason Tvert, co-director of Colorado's Campaign to Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol, told HuffPost:

The nation wastes billions of taxpayer dollars annually on the failed policy of marijuana prohibition and people like Bill Bennett and John Walters are among the biggest cheerleaders for wasting billions more. The call today should be taken as seriously as an event by former coal industry CEOs opposing legislation curtailing greenhouse gas emissions. They are stuck in a certain mindset and no level of evidence demonstrating the weakness of their position will change their views.

Hopefully, Holder will ignore Bennett, a former director of the Office of National Drug Control Policy under George H.W. Bush who once said the crime rate would go down if we aborted all black babies, and Walters, who ran the same office under George W. Bush.

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